Criminal Defense in Crestwood MO - starting at $450
There are really only a couple different ways in which to handle a criminal charge in Crestwood MO:
1) You can represent yourself on the matter, and try your best to stay out of jail
2) Or you can hire a good Crestwood MO criminal defense lawyer to help you out
If you choose the first option, then your chances of receiving a good outcome are low. Why? Because the court system (i.e. the judge and the prosecutor) will treat you as if you are in fact an attorney (because they have to). As a result, there is a high probability that you will end up pleading guilty to the charge (which is exactly what most people find themselves doing).
PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CHARGE IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
But this is a really bad move!! Why? Because most misdemeanors can come with up to one (1) full year in jail and a very high fine! In addition, a guilty plea will result in a criminal conviction on your permanent record. This will make things very difficult for you in the future (especially if you are wanting to get a decent job, since most employers run background checks on all applicants).
It doesn’t have to go this way!! There is a far better route to take! We thoroughly examine the facts of your case, determine the best legal strategy moving forward, and get you the best possible outcome!! All you need to do is give us a call!
The affordable Crestwood, MO criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their criminal charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical St. Louis misdemeanor charge start at $450. Our fees for a low level felony charge start at $750. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!
We have two main locations: in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!